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When you think of going to Disney World, usually food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but it should be!  The quality of the food and snacks offered has greatly improved over the years and the following list is a compilation of my favorite snacks that you can find any time of the year. 1.  Dole Whip The perfect combination of sweet pineapple and soft serve, this item is found at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom and at the Polynesian Resort.  You can get it plain which is my […] Continue reading →

This past August I spent 5 days in the halls of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegaas, NV with 4000 other travel professionals learning about the latest and greatest travel trends and destinations for the upcoming year.  Sound like fun?  You bet! This was my 3rd visit to Virtuoso’s Travel Week and it’s an event I look forward to every year.  I’ve made many friends since joining the travel business so it’s like “old home week” seeing so many familiar faces. […] Continue reading →

Did you send your kids to summer camp and wish there was a grown-up version that maybe served alcohol and had a fantastic spa?  Your wish has been granted!  BodyHoliday located on St. Lucia in the Caribbean is an all-inclusive resort with so many daily activities to choose from.  I recently spent 5 days there and came back so rested and relaxed.  Their mantra is “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you your mind back”. With only 155 rooms and a staff of over […] Continue reading →

The week of Memorial Day I took my family to Walt Disney World for the third time.  My boys are now 5 and 7 so we tried a different approach to this trip.  Usually I try to cram as many days in the parks as possible but for a 6 night stay we only went to the park 4 days but this time with a park-hopper.  We also tried new adventures on our “off day”. We stayed at the Beach Club Villas in a 1 bedroom villa which was the perfect accommodation for us. The kids had their own TV […] Continue reading →

If you’re looking for a unique luxury property located on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, then look no further than the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. It was originally built in 2007 as St. Regis to mimic the design of a cruise ship since it’s located only 2 miles from the port of Ft. Lauderdale.  Because of it’s close proximity, the resort offers pre and post cruise packages for those who want to start their vacation early or extend it. The resort is located on the beach and […] Continue reading →

My family and I recently spent a weekend in Highlands, North Carolina at the Old Edwards Inn and loved every minute of it.  The Inn is situated in the heart of Highlands and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and includes 95 luxury rooms and suites, restaurant, spa, fitness center, 2 pools, conference center, and several other areas to play. The original historic Inn was built in 1878 and consists of 14 rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.  There is only […] Continue reading →

In my opinion the only way to experience Disney World is to stay on property.  As a travel advisor I get many requests from clients who are used to staying in luxury properties heading to Disney World where they expect the same type of accommodations.  My favorite two properties at Disney that will accommodate this request are the Grand Floridian Resort and the Contemporary where you have the option of a resort room or an accommodation in the villas with either a studio, 1, 2, or 3 […] Continue reading →

2013 was a great year for me with trips to Turks and Caicos, Disney World, Atlanta, New York City, Las Vegas, Savannah and Hilton Head Island.  2014 should be even better!  Here are a few of the destinations I plan to explore and share with my clients this year. Sarasota, Florida My husband’s company has their Christmas party in January since the month of December is so full of other commitments and since their headquarters are located in Tampa, FL we’re heading to Florida soon.  […] Continue reading →

One of the little known secrets of the Disney resorts are their two beach properties in the US, both located on the East Coast.  The first one is located southeast of Walt Disney World in Vero Beach.  The other is located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.  I chose this resort to visit over the long Columbus Day weekend this past October.  As a child living in Alabama it was an easy drive south on I-65 to the Gulf Coast beaches (Gulf Shores, Destin, etc.) so I never considered […] Continue reading →

Have you ever wondered where those beautiful computer wallpaper pictures were taken?  Odds are they were taken in the Maldives.  Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa located on the North Male Atoll is a tropical destination where you can surf, snorkel with sharks, cruise with dolphins, or do nothing at all. Accommodations include the typical over water bungalows or if you’re traveling with small children then consider a beach bungalow. Further to the north is Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa […] Continue reading →